The Hell Hole
June 16, 2007
On a gorgeous Oregon spring day five Obsidians braved the hike into
The Hell Hole. After a stop at the McKenzie Ranger Station (open all
summer seven days a week) we headed up Aufderheide Drive to the trailhead.
There we came across a Sheriff’s Auxiliary search and rescue group
consisting of two adults and half a dozen teenagers. They were there to
practice rappelling and to see The Hell Hole. For the record, some
rocks had shifted making it very difficult to climb down to the very
bottom. In fact, Marianne was the only one of us who was small enough
and adventurous enough to make it down there. The group, all Obsidians,
consisted of Zella Andreski, Ken Auguston, Marianne Camp, Bob Huntley
(leader), and Martha Welches.